World Champion in Powerlifting killed in fight in Khabarovsk
CCTV cameras recorded the murder, which, according to preliminary data, was committed by a native of the Caucasus.
This morning, World Champion in Powerlifting Andrey Drachev was killed in a fight in the center of Khabarovsk.
According to the regional ICR, the conflict between two visitors of a cafe in the center of Khabarovsk occurred at around 7:00 a.m. on August 20.
During the fight, a man born in 1992 inflicted several blows to the man born in 1985. As a result of the craniocerebral injury, the victim died in hospital. Later, it turned out that the deceased was a well-known Khabarovsk athlete.
Andrey Drachev was known for his sports successes not only in powerlifting, but also in bodybuilding
According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, the conflict took place outside Galereya cafe. CCTV video shows people dressed as guards quietly watching the beating without trying to intervene, even when the attacker goes in for kill with several blows to the head of the knocked-own victim.
The offender managed to escape from the crime scene, but he has been identified. According to preliminary data, he is from the Caucasus.
The ICR investigation bodies in the Khabarovsk region have initiated a criminal case on the grounds of crime under part 4 of Art. 111 of the Russian Criminal Code (Deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm, which by negligence caused the death of the victim).
Andrey Drachev was World and European champion in powerlifting. The athlete also set a world record in the triathlon with the result of 1t, 75 kg, 500 gr. In April 2017, Drachev participated in the open Bodybuilding Championship of the Primorsky region for the first time and took first place in the category 'Extreme Bodybuilding'.Video: World Champion in Powerlifting Andrey Drachev killed near Khabarovsk cafe
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.